Quardean Lewis-Allen Founding Principal
Having attained his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the SUNY at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning and a candidate for a Master of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Quardean has more than seven years of design and fabrication experience. Founder of Made in Brownsville, Quardean seeks to provide a conduit for disenfranchised youth to unleash their potential by productive advocacy through art and design. As Chair of the Social Change and Activism group at the GSD, he initiated and co-edited the annual compendium DO!: Design Opportunity and organized several lectures in the realm of social activism in design. His work has been exhibited at Le Laboratoire in Paris, at the Afrika Museum in the Netherlands and Harvard University. Quardean has worked to develop affordable housing typologies in Anam, Nigeria with aid from the Harvard Community Service Fellowship Travel Grant and studied social housing under Anne Lacaton in Paris. In 2013, he was chosen as one of 40-under-40 creative urban leaders for Next City’s Vanguard Conference. Quardean is the inaugural recipient of the Greg “Jocko” Jackson Community Fellowship, under Community Solutions/Brownsville Partnership.
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